All of a sudden I seem to be struggling with compiling c++ programs (specifically TDM64 5.1.0) from the command-line on Windows (specifically 10) when using wildcard based filenames. It works fine when the names are given in full. I've done this countless times before with no problem Edit: But not normally on windows... my memories of this working before must be false. What am I missing?
C:\Users\Duncan Coulter\Code>dir *.cpp
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 9EE6-DBBD
Directory of C:\Users\Duncan Coulter\Code
2016/04/04 01:35 PM 7 869 LittleMan.cpp
2016/04/04 01:35 PM 1 912 main.cpp
2 File(s) 9 781 bytes
0 Dir(s) 90 288 394 240 bytes free
C:\Users\Duncan Coulter\Code>g++ *.cpp
g++: error: *.cpp: Invalid argument
C:\Users\Duncan Coulter\Code>g++ main.cpp LittleMan.cpp
Your problem is where you write:
g++ is a linux style program, and expects the shell to expand wildcards for it. The windows command shell doesn't do that - it expects individual programs to expand wildcards for themselves.
The easiest solution is to download cygwin - which does expand wildcards for you. Otherwise the answers to this question may be useful: